Without doubt, the mild winter months and the uplifting sunshine available just about 365 days of the year is a big reason why people in the UK choose to live in Spain: After all, in the UK we spend most of our time struggling to function with long and sharp winters as well as too many grey and grisly wet days – even in summer! Another reason is the ease of access. Regular and reasonably cheap flights make it easy to visit family and friends (or for them to visit you) which gives those who make the break a kind of secure feeling; in that we are not reaching too far from “home” and so all of the people we care about. Of course, the fact that Brit’s have been taking package holidays to Spain since the fifties also gives this destination a “home from home” and so familiar feel.
Home from Home
Co-founder of the Horizon Holiday Group, Vladimir Raitz, was the brainchild behind the first package holidays to Spain in the fifities: Changes to the Convention on International Civil Aviation in 1954 was liberalistic toward Spain, thus pushing the drive for charter planes, and so tourism, to here. These first package holidays gave people in the UK their initial introduction to affordable travel options to Spain. Since then, there have been some up and downs but today low cost and regular flights continue to make Spain the UK’s most popular destination.
The Costa Blanca
The first regular flights from Alicante were to Madrid and Barcelona in the late sixties. By the early seventies passenger traffic to and from Alicante Airport had touched the million mark. In 2017 this number was almost fourteen million. With many flights regularly available the price and the general beauty of the area has made Alicante and the Costa Blanca region somewhat of a tourist hotspot and so a popular area to buy in Spain. Javea (Xàbia) and the surrounding towns such as Denia and Benissa are certainly among the most popular places to buy in this region.
Javea – Xàbia
Javea is known to the Spanish as Xàbia and is located on the most eastern point of the Mediterranean coast. In recent years we have seen a surge in property purchase in the area, a trend that looks like to continue in the foreseeable future according to Maria Sanders, marketing executive of property portal www.javeaestateagent.com.
The popular tourist destination of Ibiza is just ninety kilometres east of Javea and can easily be reached by boat. So close, on any one of the many clear days the people of Javea town enjoy, the island can be seen clearly. Orange and lemon trees as well as ancient olives also give the region a plush and fertile feel – With long sandy beaches as well as a green and beautiful landscape this place has everything to offer.
Without doubt, Spain remains one of the UK’s most popular places to buy a property, especially Javea on the Costa Blanca. Today the price of property remains low in comparison to that in the UK and so continues to be considered a good place to invest. Throw into that the great weather and low cost of living it’s no wonder the Spanish property market looks set to move onwards and upwards. Why miss out?